New Lineage 1000 Bizjet Based On Embraer 190
There was big news from Embraer Tuesday at the European Business
Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2006), as the company
introduced the Lineage 1000, an ultra-large business jet based on
the Embraer 190 commercial jet platform. The aircraft is the fourth
in Embraer’s growing business jet portfolio, joining the
upcoming Phenom 100 VLJ, Phenom 300 light jet and current Legacy
"When we unveiled the Phenom jets only 12 months ago, we
asserted to the business aviation community our firm commitment to
stay in this industry and grow our presence," said Maurício
Botelho, Embraer President and CEO. "We are now taking advantage of
the Embraer 190 platform to launch the Lineage 1000, a premium
product with superior comfort and performance characteristics."
"This is yet another demonstration of Embraer´s long term
vision and will to serve our customers with a product line that
spans the market," Botelho added
Embraer is presenting the Lineage 1000 as an 'ultra-large'
business jet, featuring an oversized cabin space with a luxurious
interior in five distinct areas, where up to 19 passengers will
enjoy a variety of ambiences for lounging, dining, conferencing or
With total cabin volume of 4,085 cubic feet, the Lineage 1000
will offer flexibility of interior customizations -- including the
possibility of up to three lavatories and even a standup shower. A
set of pre-defined cabin configurations are meant to fit all
travelers' needs, offering plentiful room for work, rest and
Optional amenities on the Lineage 1000 will include Wi-Fi
technology and Internet access, Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) and
other features. The aircraft also features fly-by-wire technology,
with a highly-integrated Primus Epic avionics suite from Honeywell
featuring five LCD multifunction control displays, cursor control
device (CCD), auto-throttle, weather radar with turbulence
detection, fly-by-wire, and other cutting-edge technologies.
The airplane's generous baggage compartment is also complemented
by a walk-in luggage area conveniently accessible in flight, for
total capacity of 615 cubic feet.
The Lineage 1000 is powered by two GE CF34-10E7 engines, with
18,500 pounds of thrust each. Its range with eight passengers
onboard will be 4,200 nautical miles (7,778 km or 4,833 miles) with
NBAA IFR reserves and 200 nm alternate. The airplane will offer a
maximum operating speed of Mach 0.82, and is capable of flying at
41,000 feet (12,497 m).
will allow customers to fly nonstop from London to New York or
anywhere in Europe and Middle East; from Moscow to Tokyo, Quebec or
anywhere in the Middle East; from New York to Paris,
Brasília or anywhere in North America; from Jeddah to
Beijing, Bangkok or anywhere in Europe, Africa and Middle East;
from Dubai to Tokyo, Johannesburg, Rabat or anywhere in Europe and
Middle East, at a lower operational cost and ultimate comfort.
Born of the severe demands of commercial aviation, the Lineage
1000 platform is designed for quick turnaround, top performance,
high utilization and low maintenance. Its reliability is proven by
hundreds of thousands of flight hours, and refined by the latest
"The Lineage 1000 is in a class of its own," said Luís
Carlos Affonso, Embraer Senior Vice-President, Executive Jets.
"Abounding with space, premium comfort, refined appointments and
convenient amenities, the Lineage 1000 will deliver the ultimate in
travel comfort, performance and operational economics."
Born of the severe demands of commercial aviation, Embraer says
the Lineage 1000 will inherit the high performance, high
utilization design from the Embraer 190 it's based upon, and will
offer similar low operating costs. The Lineage 1000 is expected to
enter service in mid-2008.